by Shara Sartipi
Twelve brave ladies aged from their late 30’s to their late 60’s have stripped down to their birthday suits for a charity calendar aimed at helping single parents. The saucy 2014 calendar, which goes on sale from September onwards, will raise funds through personal and business sponsorships as well as through sales of individual calendars.
The ladies are all involved in the registered charity Guardian Angels which was started three years ago in the Northern Costa Blanca by Tricia Barr, the founding member, who also appears in the calendar.
Having been a single parent herself in the UK for many years, Tricia had experienced the many challenges of raising children single-handedly and realised there was no support available to help families in this area when she moved to Spain.
“I felt I wanted to give back as I am so lucky to live in this wonderful area, and this seemed the perfect way to do it. I know the emotional rollercoaster that lone parents experience trying to cope on their own,” she said.
Guardian Angels offers an on-call network of support and offer help from mentors, solicitors, counsellors, therapists, doctors, translators and much more. They currently operate from Oliva to Benidorm and also give distance support to families in the Cartagena area and one family in Kenya.
The charity’s vision is to set up more Guardian Angels ‘wings’ in other parts of Spain and in other countries and they would be interested in hearing from other people with the passion and time to do this. They are also looking for personal and business sponsors between now and the calendar’s publication in September.
If you are interested in helping through either working with the charity, sponsorship, or to help sell the calendars in your shop or business, please contact Vernon Pearce on 966 577 461 or by emailing him. You can also keep up with the girls and their antics on their own Facebook page “Calendar Angels“.
The picture shows one of the Guardian Angels calendar girls Tamsin German. Photography
by Kirstin Dale